feminism

Thank him tomorrow

Amidst the influx of #internationalwomensday posts on social media outlets this week meant to celebrate the accomplishments and plight of women past and present, one of Canada’s most visible woman, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, made a blunder.Continue...

Catfights galor(ified)

Women’s representation in the media is much like a boxing ring. Imagine Taylor Swift in one corner and Katy Perry in the other. The media is both the referee and commentator, egging them on.Continue...

Rt. Hon. Tricia Marwick gives series of talks in honour of bicentenary

The Right Honourable Tricia Marwick, in the spirit of Sir John A. Macdonald’s work for representative government and political reform, gave a series of lectures at Queen’s on Friday and Saturday regarding the constitutional journey of Scotland and the importance of bringing young women into politics.Continue...

Third annual Women’s Worth Week concludes

This week, Women’s Worth Week (WWW) aimed to highlight issues of gender-based violence and discrimination.Continue...

Kingston women seek to take back the night

After over 30 years of the annual Kingston Take Back the Night march, the event’s message remains the same.Continue...

Cease fire

The debate between feminists and men’s issues groups has been extremely toxic these last two weeks.Continue...

Men take on misogyny

When Dan Vena came to do his Masters in Gender Studies at Queen’s last year, he was shocked by what he described as a hyper-masculine campus culture.
Vena approached one of his fellow classmates, Colin Hastings, also MA ’14, and together they created the idea for a new campus group, Men Who Like Feminism.Continue...

Fundamental feminism

The first female scholars admitted to the University of Tehran were in 1934. Reza Shah, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty, was successful in implementing the modern values that were previously melded into Persian society by its intellectuals. Now in 2012, almost 100 years after such ground-breaking movements, multiple universities in the Islamic Republic of Iran have closed almost 80 university programs to women.Continue...

Schabas on point

A review with Queen's grad and new author Martha Schabas.Continue...

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